Tag: riverdance

You've Never Seen Irish Dance Like This Before

Let’s start by establishing that Irish dance is amazing. It has a fascinating history and a rich, incredibly challenging technique. Its emphasis on precise timing and intricate rhythms make it invaluable for dancers looking to develop their musicality. And there’s nothing quite like watching an Irish virtuoso do his Lord of the Dance thing. But—speaking […]

Put an Irish Spring in Your Steps

In 1995, the iconic show Riverdance introduced a global audience to the distinctive form of Irish step dance, with its fast-flying feet, ramrod-straight arms and vertical posture. The production, which celebrated its 20th birthday this year and is still touring, brought the form into the mainstream. Today, Irish step dance classes can be found at […]

Some Irish Dancing for Your St. Paddy's Weekend

Happy (almost) St. Patrick’s Day! Since the holiday falls on a Sunday this year, us on the DS staff can’t celebrate by wearing our finest green outfits to work. So, instead, I decided to round up a few Irish dancing videos to get everyone in the spirit of things. [Side note: I may be a […]